Open public consultation to assess impacts of harmonising smartphone chargers in the EU

The European Commission has launched an open public consultation to collect feedback on different policy measures to promote harmonisation of smartphone chargers. A new Memorandum produced by the industry in 2017 has raised concerns of market fragmentation and problems with charger interoperability, leading to consumer inconvenience and additional waste. Therefore, the Commission wants to explore…

Financial support for electricity generation & CHP from solid Biomass

Client: Natural Resource Defence Council (NRDC) Implementation period: 2019 – 2019 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Energy, Energy Policy, Renewable Energy Topic: Energy Policy Experts:  Matthew Smith, Tycho Smit To what extent are EU countries subsidising the use of solid biomass for electricity and heat production ? Bioenergy plays a large role in the European renewable energy mix.…

Analysis and communication of progress on Resource Efficiency and Green Economy

Client: EC – DG Environment Implementation period: 2018 – 2019 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Environment, Environment Policy, Resource Efficiency Topic: Green Growth, Green Skills & Jobs Experts:  Rob Williams, Laura Baroni, Tycho Smit Does the Green economy contribute to the protection of the Environment in the EU? The European Union has a wide variety of Environment policies,…

Study to identify and assess the feasibility of measures to enhance the impact of Directive 2006/66/EC

Client: EC – DG Environment Implementation period: 2018 – 2019 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Environment, Circular Economy, Environment Policy Topic: Circular Economy Experts:  Jurgen Vermeulen, Tycho Smit, William Keeling Powering up measures on the environmental performance of batteries and their waste. Batteries are becoming an increasingly utilised and important technology for contemporary society, ever since the development…

What is the economic impact of EU spending on the ITER fusion energy project?

The European Commission recently published a report prepared by Trinomics in 2018 which examined the economic value-for-money of EU funding of the ITER (International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor) project. This showed that the EU spending through F4E (Fusion for Energy) of more than €2.2 billion to mid-2017, is having a significant beneficial impact on gross value added and jobs. The spending is supporting successful spin-off companies…

Europe relaunches CCUS knowledge exchange network to support industry’s climate action

A Europe-wide knowledge sharing network has received fresh funding from the European Commission to support and inspire major carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) projects in their efforts to deliver climate action. The revitalised European CCUS Projects Network, which launches its new website today (www.ccusnetwork.eu), will connect industry partners involved in real-life CCUS projects, which…

Study on energy costs, taxes and the impact of government interventions on investments in the energy sector

Client: EC – DG Energy Implementation period: 2019 – 2020 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Energy, Energy Markets Topic: Energy Markets Experts:  Koen Rademaekers, Matthew Smith, Jessica Yearwood Travezán, João Gorenstein Dedecca, Onne Hoogland, Rob Williams, Perla C. Torres Vega, Luc van Nuffel, Joris Moerenhout, Liliana Guevara Opinska, Frida Falkevik Trinomics leads update of flagship report on EU…

Analysis of the Open Public Consultation on stepping up EU action against deforestation and forest degradation

Client: EC – DG Environment Implementation period: 2019 – 2016 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Environment, Biodiversity and Natural Capital Topic: Biodiversity & Natural Capital Experts:  Koen Rademaekers, Matthew Smith, Andreea Beznea, William Keeling Can we step up our game to combat deforestation and forest degradation? The project focuses on the analysis of the responses to the open…

Assessment of National Capacities for implementing climate adaptation & mitigation measures and development of a National Capacity Development Program for the Palestinian Authority

Client: United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Implementation period: 2014 – 2015 (Completed) Geographic coverage: Palestine Theme:  Climate Change, Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience, Climate Change Mitigation, Climate Finance Topic: Climate Change Policy and Strategy Experts:  Hans Bolscher, Jeroen van der Laan What are the priorities for the Palestinian Institutions in relation to climate mitigation and adaptation actions? The State…

Support to the EU Sixth National Report to the Convention on Biological Diversity, and follow-up

Client: EC – DG Environment Implementation period: 2018 – 2020 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Environment, Biodiversity and Natural Capital Topic: Biodiversity & Natural Capital Experts:  Laura Baroni, Lisa Eichler Assessing progress towards the EU and global biodiversity targets The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) is a multilateral treaty aiming to achieve the conservation of biodiversity, the sustainable…